Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot went after Cook County state attorney Kim Foxx during a press conference on Monday. Lightfoot went after Chicago State Attorney Kim Foxx after Foxx’s office released gang members in evolved in a gun battle in Chicago without charges. Foxx claims that there was not enough evidence against any of the gang members to prosecute them. Of course, she said the same thing about Jussie Smollett and we all know that story.
The only evidence they had on the suspects was a video from a city camera that captured all of the action, more than 70 rounds of shells, and several gun cases. A SWAT team had to be called in after those inside the house, refused to come out. How could you possibly convict anyone with such flimsy evidence? (Takes tongue out of cheek)
“She’s got to explain to the public, why? Given that evidence, a pod camera right there that captured the entire thing and police officers on the scene in uniform, and a squad car there, why that isn’t enough?”
“If the bad guys that are out there that are picking up guns and shooting without any regard for the sanctity of life, do not believe that there’s accountability for them, the brazenness will not end. It will escalate, it will continue and our communities will not be safe.”
The incident began when three members of a gang began firing at a house that contained three rival gang members, in an effort to draw them out of the house. Meanwhile, the three gangbangers inside the house returned fire. The exchange left one dead and two others wounded. All were set free in order to allow them to shoot up the city again.
A spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office explained in a statement later Sunday that prosecutors concluded “the evidence was insufficient to meet our burden of proof to approve felony charges.” She also said police officials had agreed with their decision.
“I find myself here today having to respond to a narrative given by the mayor,” the state prosecutor said. “There were statements made by the mayor yesterday regarding the evidence in this case that were simply not true. It was inappropriate. It was wrong.”
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“As a former federal prosecutor, the mayor knows of the ethical obligation of the prosecutor to only bring forth charges where the facts, evidence and law support it,” she continued. “She is also fully aware that as a prosecutor we are obligated not to try cases in the media.”